Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cuts and CloudsVagueness, its Nature, & its Logic$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Richard Dietz and Sebastiano Moruzzi

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199570386

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 July 2019

Saying More (or Less) Than One Thing

Saying More (or Less) Than One Thing

Chapter:
(p.289) 16 Saying More (or Less) Than One Thing
Source:
Cuts and Clouds
Author(s):

Andrea Iacona

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570386.003.0017

This chapter is based on the idea that there is an important sense in which the things we say may involve a degree of specificity that goes beyond what we have in mind when we say them. In that sense, the things we say are interpretations of the sentences we use that are sufficiently specific for the purpose of ascribing truth or falsity to those sentences. This chapter explains how the relation between logic and natural language can be elucidated on the basis of this idea, and shows how some fundamental issues concerning vagueness can be handled accordingly.

Keywords:   validity, precisifications, interpretation, underspecification, specificity

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .